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Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)

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Address: No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100000, China
Phone Number: 010-64040610
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a...
Kubla Khan in 1260 took up residence in this palace, which today is a 168-acre park filled with historic buildings, restaurants and a lake.
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White Pagoda, Lilies' pond, and Emperor's suit

Hey my first visit here was back in Aug 2011 when the weather was HUMID AND HOT THOUGH IT DRIZZLED) There are kiosks in which you can pay 30 RMB to try the emperor/empress outfit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Hey my first visit here was back in Aug 2011 when the weather was HUMID AND HOT THOUGH IT DRIZZLED) There are kiosks in which you can pay 30 RMB to try the emperor/empress outfit! I managed to try and took many snazzy photos) When the flowers blossom in Apr and May, that is the BEST TIME TO VISIT BEIHAI!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Recommended by a friend who lives in Beijing.A calm oasis in the middle of the city; good to get some down time in the city. Magnificent views from top of temple.

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very pretty and worth taking a walk through alongside the lake. The Behai North metro stop is just across the road so easy to get to. There is a lookout which you can climb to and there are activities going on all around you. Cool place to hang out.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beihai Park surrounds Beihai lake, and is a delight in all seasons. Jade Island is worth the climb for the views. There are many wondrous historic buildings at the northern end, and the Round City is a castle in the south. Leaving the Forbidden City, take a walk through this park to Beihai North Subway. You won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beihai Park is only 15 minutes walk from my home and so a perfect place to relax after work. There is not one thing that makes this park special but the combination of the lake, the temples and other beautiful buildings that spring up unexpectedly as you stroll around, the beauty of the park itself and watching the ways in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is another pretty park, smaller but very nice on a warm and not polluted day or to go ice skating in winter. Often very crowded during the weekends it is better to plan the visit during the week and avoid Chinese holidays. The white pagoda is nice to see once. Half a day is enough to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you would like to go boat in a lake, I think it is the right place you should to try. The beautiful lake with very nice sights, you can walk away along the lake or buy the tickets to rent a boat and enjoy your leasure time with your lover, family or yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beihai is a great park. There is so much to do and see, or you can lounge around and people and park watch. If you go you must go to the white temple in the center of the park. The views from the top are really nice. Also, don't be afraid of following paths, they lead to amazing little pieces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was another lovely walk through historical Beijing. The lake is beautiful and well taken care of. Take lots of pictures except inside the temple. It's not acceptable to take pictures of god. The bathrooms were clean but you should bring toilet paper and be prepared to have to squat, ladies!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Is really beautiful place. Small mountanious island sourounded by the lake. Thats the place everyone should visit. You found there a lot of different areas which you can sightseeing of cours after pay for severel tickets but is worth it to do that to have great memory from Beijing:). Ftom the top pof the hill you can observe hutong district... More 

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